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Ancient City of Liangzhu, The
by Liu Bin and Yu Jingjing
In July 2019, the archaeological ruins of the ancient city of Liangzhu were added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. Five thousand years ago, ancient cultures in different parts of China became civilizations, and Liangzhu city is one of the best known in archaeology. This book for children, written by archaeologists, reveals the ancient civilization that resided there in three parts: water, city, and jade. (100p)
Zhejiang Publishing Group

China’s Big Scientific Facilities Projects Series
by Edited by Wang Yifang et al.
Big scientific facilities, a frontier for international science and technology research and development, are about meeting the demands of a country. Each of this series’ 13 volumes focuses on one achievement of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in building and operating large-scale scientific facilities in the past decade. (13 volumes; 2,210p)
Zhejiang Publishing Group

City of Shadows: Liang Sicheng and Guanghan in 1939/1941, The
by Xiao Yi
Through a batch of photographs, the author “reconstructs” an ancient city and offers readers a glimpse of the city layout in ancient China and its cultural essence. (492p)
Guangxi Normal University Press Group

Don’t Be Cadres Without People in Mind
by Wang Huimin
This journalistic investigation by Wang Huimin, a well-known reporter from the People’s Daily, focuses on the poverty alleviation program in Xiajiang village in Zhejiang province. (227p)
Zhejiang Publishing Group

Elegant Song: The Visible Civilization
by Wu Gou
This 2018 China Good Book award winner, which has sold about 80,000 copies, depicts various aspects of fashionable lifestyles during the Song dynasty, including daily diet; the practices of incense burning, tea savoring, and trading; and visits to spring gardens and political participation. (620p)
Guangxi Normal University Press Group

Final Witness
by Wang Hongjia
This is the story of Song Ci, China’s first crime scene investigator. He was a judicial commissioner in Guangdong during the 13th-century Song dynasty, when the civil service was weighed down by corruption and ineptitude. Just when Song Ci was contemplating retirement, he became involved in a bizarre murder case that surpassed anything he had previously witnessed. (790p)
China Translation & Publishing House

History of Chinese Education, 4th edition, The
by Edited by Sun Peiqing
This book offers a comprehensive take on the Chinese education system by focusing on the cultivation of talents and expounding its policies, guidelines, management measures, curricula, and pedagogical techniques as well as its experiences and lessons learned, in chapters divided by developmental stage. (521p)
East China Normal University Press

Little Known Facts: Shanghai Tower
by Edited by Gu Jianping
This book compiles and explains the engineering data for Shanghai Tower, the world’s second largest building, which rises 632 meters, weighs 850,000 tons, contains five underground floors, and operates the world’s fastest elevator. (232p)
Tongji University Press

Pivots: 3,000 Years of China
by Shi Zhan
This 2018 bestseller, which has sold nearly 280,000 copies, follows China’s history over a 3,000-year period and explains the country’s unique position in the world today. (720p)
Guangxi Normal University Press Group

Practice of Optimization Theory in Geotechnical Engineering
by Yin Zhenyu and Jin Yinfu
This book discusses the development of an optimization platform for geotechnical engineering. It is intended for both undergraduate and graduate-level teaching in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, as well as for use by industry practitioners. (original English edition, 356p)
Tongji University Press

Prayers in the Wind
by Tsering Nuobu
This novel offers a look at the social and political history of modern Tibet through the reminiscences of an elderly monk, Jikme Wangdrak. Vignettes from the life of the great Tibetan sage Milarepa provide a counterpoint, underscoring the perseverance, humility, and sacrifice of Tibetans. (586p)
China Translation & Publishing House

Qi Baishi: From Carpenter to Painting Master
by Ni Na
Qi Baishi is known for his watercolor masterpieces, which focused on everyday subjects. The author, who spent nearly 20 years studying Qi’s life and art, offers a complete biography of the man and his works. (295p)
China Translation & Publishing House

Road to Educational Equality in the People’s Republic of China, The
by Yuan Zhenguo et al.
This history recounts how, over the past seven decades, the joint efforts of the Communist Party of China and various ethnic groups have transformed the country’s education system from one that was backward, barren, and weak into a modern model that is high-quality, inclusive, and extensive. (353p)
East China Normal University Press

Robotic Force Printing: A Joint Workshop of MIT/ETH/Tongji
by Philip F. Yuan and Philippe Block
This book documents a joint workshop held by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), ETH Zurich, and Tongji University in January 2019. Participants learned the fundamental concepts of COMPAS (an open-source computational and design framework) and FURobotic to explore integrating novel structural designs and advances in additive manufacturing and robotic fabrication. (180p)
Tongji University Press

Tales of China Series
by Edited by Melinda Lilly Thompson
Retold for modern readers of all ages, each of these 74 beautifully illustrated Chinese tales is accompanied by audio with vivid sound effects and music. Lexile measurements for each title vary between 420L and 660L, making these engaging tales a sure favorite for kindergartners and adults alike, especially English language learners. (16 titles; 64-148p each)
East China Normal University Press